Reports on Protest & Resistance

Protests Against the Eleventh Anniversary of Guantanamo

Press coverage from multiple cities

Protesting Guantanamo, DC 2013Protesters gather in US capital to demand closure of Gitmo (Borneo Bulletin)

About 200 protesters in the US capital marked the 11th anniversary Friday of the arrival of inmates at the US-run detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, demanding its immediate closure. The demonstrators marched from the Supreme Court to Congress to the White House in Washington, chanting “Close Guantanamo now!” and “Guantanamo has to go!”

President Barack Obama vowed when he was first elected in 2008 that he would close the prison camp.


Drones Kill Kids: Protesting in Hawaii Obama's Drone Program

Ann Wright protesting Obama's drones in Hawaii

by Ann Wright

As President Barack Obama spent his last day, January 5, in Hawaii, representatives from Hawaii Peace and Justice and World Can't Wait protested his assassin drone program and lack of effort on Palestinian issues in front of his Hawaii vacation home.


ZERO DARK THIRTY - Movie Justification of Torture Protested Yesterday

Emeryville protest against Zero Dark Thirty, photo by Andrew Stelzer/KQED

by the SF Bay World Can't Wait Chapter

Emeryville, CA, Friday January 4:   At an AMC multiplex where Zero Dark Thirty opened in the Bay Area, World Can’t Wait and other activists (including Amnesty International and Code Pink) were there from the first showing into the evening, flyering and agitating around a statue-still man in Guantanamo jumpsuit, hood and chains. His signboard read: “Torture is ALWAYS illegal, immoral and unacceptable – Don’t Buy CIA Lies!”


9 Arrested for Blocking Gate of Beale AFB to Protest Drone Strikes

Beale Drone ProtestBEALE AFB (Marysville), Ca. – Nine military veterans and peace activists from throughout California were arrested around at the main gate to Beale AFB (North Beale Road) today, protesting the inhumane and cruel U.S. Drone Program, now killing thousands of innocent men, women and children around the world.


Humanity and the Planet Come First!

Debra Sweet Humanist HeroineThe Feminist Caucus of the American Humanist Association presented Sweet with its Humanist Heroine Award at the AHA’s 71st annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 9, 2012. The following is adapted from her remarks in acceptance of the award.


Truth was Outside the Debate

knowdronesatHofstraBy Debra Sweet

Despite what you may have seen on the screen Tuesday night, there were little pockets of truth-telling at Hofstra University.


Upstate New Yorkers to Hancock Air Base: "Stop Enabling Reaper Drone War Crimes"

hancock10droneswarcrimesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Today, October 5, members of Upstate Drone Action are attempting yet again to deliver their citizens’ indictment for war crimes to the command and personnel of Hancock Air Base.


Speech by Stephanie Tang for the San Francisco October 6, 2012 Rally on 11th Anniversary of Afghanistan War

stephtang10.5.12Yesterday I was at a high school with a young army vet on the We Are Not Your Soldiers Tour.  We spoke in 3 classes, telling the students  the truth about America’s wars.

These students were between 4 and 6 years old the day the U.S. attacked Afghanistan.  Now they see military recruiters prowling their campuses because the empire needs them to fight, kill, and die for it. 


World Can't Wait–Hawai'i Sponsors "Festival of Resistance" at UH Manoa

wcwhawaiisept2012From World Can't Wait, Hawai'i 

On September 12th World Can’t Wait-Hawai`i held its annual “Festival of Resistance” at the University of Hawai`i. The Festival has been held at the beginning of each school year for the purpose of introducing students to community organizations and promoting an atmosphere of resistance.  


Protests Against Drones Spreading

chicagodroneatObamaHQBy Joe Scarry | No Drones Network

Protests against U.S. drone killing and drone surveillance are breaking out all over -- there are events happening in state after state, and just about anyone who agrees it's time to say ENOUGH! can find others near them that are actively protesting the drones.

Live in the Midwest? Get together with protesters in Ohio - who were bird-dogging Barack Obama and picketing Congressman Mike Turner about their support for drones this week ... or Occupy Chicago, which deposited coffins representing drone victims at the doorstep of Obama 2012 Campaign HQ last week ... or the Indianapolis protesters who gathered in front of the Raytheon facility to protest their production of the 500-lb. bombs and laser guidance systems used on drones this past Friday... or the Wisconsin people who did a massive drone die-in during the weekly farmer's market in Madison a few weeks back ... or the "Crones Against Drones" who are protesting drones in the Twin Cities.


Report from San Francisco: Obama! Free Bradley Manning Now!

Jail the War Criminals Not Julian AssangeFrom World Can't Wait, San Francisco 

Action Report: San Francisco “Free Bradley Manning” Rally & March to Obama Campaign Viewing Party

In San Francisco Thursday night, about 80 people met up tonight in the Mission District at a BART (subway) plaza, lofting colorful banners and signs.  We came from different movements – antiwar, Occupy, veterans – and people were feeling fierce.  A short rally brought up speakers from the Bradley Manning Support Network, Courage to Resist, Code Pink, World Can’t Wait, and Veterans for Peace. 


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World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.